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Escape Your Pricing Strictures

August 22, 2012

In order to survive and continue to be successful in a challenging marketplace, companies must adapt and adjust their tactics to the requirements of the external environment. GfK Roper Reports Worldwide 2012 tells us that only 16% of global consumers think that now is a good time to buy, as …

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Details, Details

June 12, 2012

Whether you ascribe to Flaubert’s assertion that “the good God is in the detail” or prefer the alternative version that it’s the devil, it’s hard to deny that details do matter. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was legendary for sending designers back to the drawing board dozens of times to get …

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The New, Well-Rounded Man

For more than a year, the U.S. media have been ablaze over women’s growing economic clout. The Atlantic Monthly, in a much-commented-upon cover story, has trumpeted “the end of men.” More recently, Time magazine has proclaimed women “the richer sex.” And how do men feel about women’s …

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Consumer Mood A Window On The Future

May 10, 2012

This coming month sees the release of the first deliverable from the new batch of Roper Reports Worldwide data – the Mood of the World report 2012. This is always one of GfK Roper Consulting’s most keenly awaited releases, not just because it gives us a first glimpse at insights from our latest …

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Prestige Worth Paying For

Recent reports of surging growth among luxury goods makers such as LVMH and Burberry underline the insatiable appetite of consumers in emerging markets such as China for products with prestigious brand names. What’s more, data from Roper Reports Worldwide show that this desire for status brands …

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